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***** Act 53 of 1974 THIS ACT IS REPEALED BY ACT 174 of 2013 EFFECTIVE APRIL 1, 2014 *****


Act 53 of 1974

AN ACT to protect the public safety by providing for notices to public utilities by persons or public agencies engaged in certain construction related activities near underground facilities or demolishing buildings containing utility facilities; to provide for notices to affected parties when underground facilities are damaged; and to prescribe penalties.

History: 1974, Act 53, Eff. Apr. 1, 1975 ;-- Am. 1975, Act 204, Imd. Eff. Aug. 20, 1975 ;-- Am. 1989, Act 248, Imd. Eff. Dec. 21, 1989

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The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Section 460.701SectionDefinitions.
Section 460.702SectionExemptions.
Section 460.703SectionPrerequisite to discharge of explosives, excavation, tunneling, or demolition.
Section 460.704SectionList required; filing; contents.
Section 460.705SectionWritten or telephone notice of intent; time; contents.
Section 460.706SectionCompliance as condition for permit.
Section 460.707SectionAssociation of public utilities having underground facilities; formation and operation; purpose; notification; services; costs; description of area served; list of members; record.
Section 460.708SectionInformation as to approximate location of underground facilities; color coding; additional assistance; removal or protection of facilities.
Section 460.709SectionEmergencies.
Section 460.710SectionEffect of permits; working agreements not precluded.
Section 460.711SectionReasonable care required; hand-digging.
Section 460.712SectionDamage to underground facilities; notice; evacuation.
Section 460.713SectionCivil remedies.
Section 460.714SectionCivil action; damage to underground facilities; liability.
Section 460.715SectionInjunction; penalties.
Section 460.716SectionRemoval or destruction of stakes or other physical markings as misdemeanor; penalty.
Section 460.717SectionSeverability.
Section 460.718SectionEffective date.